Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • Reducing loneliness key to improving wellness at CMU

    It's no secret that college can be a challenging environment, and Carnegie Mellon is no exception. Last week, on Tartan Community Day, Dietrich professor David Creswell presented the results of the Life@CMU study, a project that began in 2017 to attempt to quantify aspects of students' wellbeing. Although our campus has been engaging in an ongoi...

    Forum | November 4, 2019
  • Adjunct faculty deserve more

    Over the past 40 years, the number of non-tenure track faculty has grown from 25 percent of the professorial labor force at institutions of higher education to a little over 75 percent. The absolute numbers of adjunct faculty show an even more drastic growth, as the last 40 years have also seen an increase in the number of students attending post-secondary schools. Now, around 700,000 faculty memb...

    Forum | October 14, 2019
  • CMU: get politically active!

    In 1969, The Tartan reported that the Carnegie Mellon Student Senate claimed: “a demonstration on the CMU campus was about as unlikely as a meteor hitting Warner Hall.” A week later, that statement was proven false when students and faculty marched to protest campus construction and supported the Black Construction Coalition and black construction workers in Pittsburgh. Even at the time, the stude...

    Forum | October 7, 2019
  • Google contractors in Pittsburgh vote to unionize

    Pittsburgh is a city with a rich history of labor strength and unionization. An important step in the future of Pittsburgh workers was made last Tuesday when Google contract workers voted to unionize.

    Forum | September 30, 2019
  • Let's talk about sexual assault

    Emily Doe from Stanford University shed her alias and revealed her name: Chanel Miller. Her case took on national attention after the perpetrator, Brock Turner, received a sentence of only three months. In response, her memoir, Know My Name, will be released this week. Her testimony in 2015 foreshadowed the #MeToo movement, one that encouraged thousands to share their experiences and started imp...

    Forum | September 23, 2019